The FUE-UJI has hosted on Friday 28th of October at 10:00 h the Multiplier Event of the Erasmus + Start up for Development project coordinated by the FUE-UJI through the EuroFUE-UJI. The event took place at the FUE-UJI and counted with the participation of the project partners, taking advantage of the celebration of the transnational meeting in Castellón.
Eva Camacho, vice-rector for International Relations at the Universitat Jaume I, was in charge of opening the session and welcoming all participants. Next, Nela Gómez, director of the European and International Projects Office of the FUE-UJI, presented the Start up project, which focuses on the concept of smart cities/villages and in the understanding of this concept by municipalities implementing smart solutions in their environment.
Anna Tolosa, Project Manager at EuroFUE-UJI has presented the results of the project, including the platform in which a course for trainers who can give municipalities a clear and comprehensive explanation of what smart cities/towns mean in their specific environment is implemented. During the session, the structure of the platform and materials were presented, which is totally free and is available on the website of the project. A further detailed explanation about the Module 4 – Smart transport was also presented, as FUE-UJI was in charge of elaborating.
Martyna Kurek, Project Manager at ARID Association, presented the Module 3 – Smart Environment, focused on smart systems for managing environmental quality to improve energy efficiency and the quality of the environment in cities.
The fifth transnational project meeting of the Start up for Development project was held on the 27th and 28th of October. Partners from Bulgaria, Turkey, Poland, Spain and Greece attended the meeting face-to-face in Castelló, Spain and online. The START-UP project consortium focused on the final stages of the project, which will end the next month of December. The project consortium has also disseminated the results published by the project and the curriculum developed in online webinars for the Erasmus Days 2022.
The Multiplier Event of the project in Spain was held on Friday 28th of October with the participation of the partners of the project. The event presented to more than 60 participants the results of the project, including the platform in which a course for trainers who can give municipalities a clear and comprehensive explanation of what smart cities/towns mean in their specific environment is implemented.
The next month of December the partners of the project Erasmus+ Start up For Development will meet face-to-face for the last meeting of the project in Türkiye.
The Erasmus + START UP for Development project has published the second Erasmus + project newsletter. This project aims to develop a training program for teachers who can form small municipalities, in order to create experts with the necessary knowledge to provide smart solutions and thus create smart cities.
START UP NEWSLETTER-2-EN
The Erasmus + project START UP for Development has published the first project newsletter on the first activities of this Erasmus + project. This project aims to develop a training program for teachers who can train small municipalities, in order to create experts with the necessary knowledge to provide smart solutions and thus create smart cities.
START UP NEWSLETTER-1
The first transnational meeting between the partners of the Erasmus+ Start Up for Development project, coordinated by FUE-UJI, through EuroFUE-UJI, was held on 10th December. It was an online meeting, led by EuroFUE-UJI, which has served to lay the foundations for the implementation of this project on smart cities and to start with its activity, based on the presentation of the logo and the elements of the corporate identity of the project.
This project, whose main objective is to train experts in smart solutions to promote smart cities in small municipalities, has gathered its consortium in this online session to analyse the project idea, the objectives, the planned activities and the expected results, designing a calendar of actions for the next months. The European Start Up for Development project, with the acronym START UP, will be implemented during 28 months by a consortium coordinated by EuroFUE-UJI and integrated by four other entities from different countries: the Private Training and Tourism Institution Kocatürk Danismanlik (Turkey), the ARID Association (Poland), the Regional Development Agency and Business Support Centre for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (Bulgaria) and the Non-Profit Society Alternative Innovative Development (Greece).
Start up for Development is based on the premise that small municipalities are unaware of the concept of smart cities, as they cannot afford to have smart city experts among their technicians. Therefore, the aim of the project is to prepare a course for trainers who will be able to give municipalities a clear and complete explanation of what smart cities would be, so that they can implement concrete actions aimed at turning these small municipalities into smart villages.
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The FUE-UJI has received the approval from the European Commission of the new Erasmus + project Start up for Development, which will focus on the concept of “smart cities” under the acronym START UP. The project, that will train experts in smart solutions to promote “smart cities” in small municipalities, has a consortium made up of 5 international partners coordinated by the FUE-UJI.
The European START UP project, financed under the Erasmus + program under the modality “Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education”, will be implemented for 28 months by the EuroFUE-UJI. During this time, a training program for adults on “smart cities” will be created and implemented, especially aimed at small municipalities in order to create the recognized smart cities in the countries that make up the consortium.
In addition to having the FUE-UJI as coordinator, the START UP consortium is made up of four more entities from different countries: the private training and tourism institution Kocatürk Danismanlik (Turkey), the ARID Association (Poland), the Regional Development Agency and business support center for small and medium-sized enterprises (Bulgaria) and the non-profit Society for Alternative Innovative Development (Greece).
With this consortium, the Start up for Development project bases its implementation on the premise that small municipalities are alien to the concept of smart cities, since they cannot afford to have experts in “smart cities” among their technicians. Therefore, the objective of the project is to prepare a course for trainers who will be able to give municipalities a clear and complete explanation of what smart cities would be, so that they can implement concrete actions aimed at turning these small municipalities into smart towns.